In times like this I remembered Viktor Frankl who wrote Man’s Search for Meaning as a prisoner of war in Auschwitz. He was a brilliant psychiatrist who observed that our ability to chose what we focus on and what we love can help see us through very difficult times.
When we no longer have the ability to change the difficult situation, our only hope is to change ourselves
So what can you change to take up on his advice?
We want to focus on what gives us purpose, inspiration and utilises our current skill set. Remove the pressure and start to focus on these points. Your mood will improve a well as your productivity. Your sense of consecutiveness and achievement will skyrocket you from your current state of gloom.
It may not be that your sense of achievement is high to start but give it some time, and it will increase
We can’t change the situation, but we can always change ourselves
Focus on what you can change 🙂
Stay tuned for the second part